School Shootings – the Easy but Unconstitutional Fix
The shootings this morning in Texas were a gut-wrenching tragedy. We see this a lot now, disturbed people who are already suicidal and want to make a “statement” of some kind. They see this in the media, and they want the “glory” of leaving this world while making a name for themselves, social media style.
Fixing this is easy. It is just not Constitutional. And I may lose some readers over this thought.
No, it is not gun control. Someone can do close to the same damage with a knife or a car, it would just change the fashion, not the attitude.
I’m a little out of my head this morning, so let’s embrace some of that crazy. If my writing friend Larry can advocate bumping off Putin, let me take it a step further.
This is strictly fantasy, I would not and would never do this or advocate this, certainly not by police, nor do I recommend it to BLM or the Klan or the Hells Angels or other underground gangs who might have the capability and the sympathy for dead children.
But what if one of these shooters became even more famous because they “escaped” and were kidnapped by a nice vigilante group, and shown the error of their ways? Perhaps a good combination of lessons from the Wiki page on “methods” or something from the movie Law Abiding Citizen.
For a long time.
Make a video.
Publish the video.
I can guarantee you that after a couple of times, school shootings would stop. These shooters may be unstable, they may be suicidal, but once they realize that their end will be more like this than it will be like Bonnie and Clyde, they will find something else to do.
Extraordinary measures to protect something extraordinarily valuable – our children. Clearly, our government has no clue how to handle this, our education system is in shambles, students don’t know right from wrong, being popular is more important than life itself. The Trump solution to arm teachers would work, but the liberals who control the schools won’t do it.
Wow! Glad I got that off my chest. I don’t believe in vigilantism, I don’t believe in cruel and unusual punishment.
My heart goes out to the parents of the kids killed today, I hope they get some peace.